Presents nature of meaning of democracy; develops keen appreciation
for meaning of democracy by analyzing 4 major concepts on which
exists substantial body of general agreement. Points out that true
democracy is characterized by at least 2 signs.
This is the companion film to Despotism which is located in the Prelinger Archive section.
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April 4, 2006 Subject:
Thorough survey of democratic principles
Democracy provides a concise rundown of the basic principles, qualities, and conditions that typify a democratic society. The film posits that shared respect and power among individuals are the two main attributes found in a democracy, and that the existence of these attributes is dependent on two conditions; relative economic parity and an enlightened, educated citizenry. There's an especially good segment that describes the essential elements of journalistic integrity, an asset that has been in short supply for quite some time. The film has aged quite well.